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Little Cloud Spiruline EZ: from 9m2!

Little Cloud Spiruline EZ: from 9m2!

Little Cloud have replaced the original Spiruline range with the Spiruline EZ, and it’s available in a big range of small sizes, from 9 (yes, really) to 24m2. The company say they make the Spiruline EZ “100% for pleasure”. They say it is easy to set up, lightweight but durable, playful, intuitive and direct. Its […]





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Swing Sensis: EN B leisure intermediate

Swing Sensis: EN B leisure intermediate

Swing’s new Sensis is a leisure intermediate paraglider, certified EN B and aimed at a broad range of pilots looking for a wing in the middle of the category. Swing say it’s an elegant and compact wing, suitable for whatever your style of recreational flying – thermalling, cross-country or freestyle. Handling is simple and precise, and it […]





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MacPara Elan Light: EN C

MacPara Elan Light: EN C

MacPara revealed a lightweight version of their EN C Elan during the Coupe Icare in September 2014. They say the full-fat version has earned a lot of praise and respect this season, and they are very proud to have unveiled this 1.5kg lighter version, which is for pilots wanting a lightweight wing with “uncompromised performance”. […]





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3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Hero3

3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Hero3

If you are looking to capture super-steady shots with your GoPro Hero3, Chinese company Feiyu Tech’s 3-axis handheld gimbal may be just the device for you. The light weight and lack of internal image stabilisation of the GoPro means there is no natural damping of movement, which can mean wobbly shots. This gimbal is specifically designed […]





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Flytec Element due for release November 2014

Flytec Element due for release November 2014

Flytec has announced that all Brauniger instruments are to be sold under the brand name Flytec from the end of 2014. The two companies merged a decade ago, but continued to sell the same or very similar products, just under different brand names. However, under new head honcho Joerg Ewald the focus of the company […]





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Superfinal 2014: Maxime Pinot wins difficult comp

Superfinal 2014: Maxime Pinot wins difficult comp

Maxime Pinot won the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2014 in Turkey on Sunday 5 October after a final 91.5km task that topped a difficult and sometimes frustrating competition. Maxime won two tasks out of six. He was one of only a handful of pilots to make goal on Task 2 (46.9km); and he flew the […]





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Video: Sounds of Paragliding by Shams

Video: Sounds of Paragliding by Shams

Theo de Blic and Shams present Sounds of Paragliding. The team used special hi-definition mics to pick up the sound of flying. Big shout to sound engineer Thibaut Darscotte for this one. Turn the sound on! • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero […]





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Colombia 2015: Call to register for PG World Championships

Colombia 2015: Call to register for PG World Championships

Online registration is now open for the 14th FAI Paragliding World Championships, to be held in Roldanillo, Colombia from 11-24 January 2015. Full information on the event, timings, pilot qualifications and registration forms can be found online here. The entry deadline is 15 October 2014. Organisers say that the the maximum team size is 8 […]





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GoPro Launch Hero4 Action Camera

GoPro Launch Hero4 Action Camera

GoPro have launched the latest incarnation of their action camera. The Hero4 Black features 4k video at 30FPS. Despite a lack of 4k-ready TVs in homes this can still be useful for post-production manipulation including cropping and faux panning. The camera, which is compatible with Hero3 accessories, also offers 2.7k video at up to 50FPS and 1080p […]





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GoPro launch new low-cost camera

GoPro launch new low-cost camera

If you’ve always fancied getting a GoPro but couldn’t justify the cost, the company have launched the camera for you. The Hero is their new entry-level camera that the company says “delivers the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world – all in a simplified experience that’s easy for […]





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50 Ways to Fly Better in French and Spanish

50 Ways to Fly Better in French and Spanish

50 Ways to Fly Better, the best-selling book by Bruce Goldsmith and friends published by Cross Country last year, is now available in French and Spanish. 50 Techniques Pour Mieux Voler and Cincuenta Modos de Volar Mejor were launched at the Coupe Icare. The two editions are shipping now and are available online and through […]





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Search Projects: Karakoram Highway full-length film

Search Projects: Karakoram Highway full-length film

Karakoram Highway, the award-winning film shot by the Search Projects team in the mountains of Pakistan a couple of years ago, has been released online for free. The 41-minute film follows Thomas de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco as they set out to break XC distance and altitude records in some of the biggest […]





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Coupe Icare 2014: Advance Lightness 2

Coupe Icare 2014: Advance Lightness 2

Simon from Advance takes us on a tour of the new Advance Lightness 2, launched at the Coupe Icare 2014 in St Hilaire du Touvet in France. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014: Ozone F-Light 99g harness

Coupe Icare 2014: Ozone F-Light 99g harness

Ozone’s Russell Ogden introduces the prototype F-Light harness – at 99g it’s the lightest paragliding harness ever. Filmed at the Coupe Icare festival in France, September 2014. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014 Video Roundup: See the best

Coupe Icare 2014 Video Roundup: See the best

The Coupe Icare 2014 is over for another year. Here’s a selection of some of the best videos showcasing this year’s amazing festival. Some of the fancy dress launches from the Coupe Icare 2014 – the masquerade flying is the highlight of the four day festival. A great round up of Day 3 – in French. Synchro […]





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Coupe Icare 2014: Coming up with Flytec

Coupe Icare 2014: Coming up with Flytec

Joerg Ewald popped by the Cross Country stand at the Coupe Icare 2014 to give us a sneak preview on what is coming up from Flytec in the next few months. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014: Felix Rodriguez at the South Launch

Coupe Icare 2014: Felix Rodriguez at the South Launch

Felix Rodriuguez, paragliding acro pioneer and ace comp pilot, talks paragliding, acro, competition, friends and flying at the Coupe Icare 2014 in St Hilaire du Touvet, France. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014: Sup’Air Delight 2

Coupe Icare 2014: Sup’Air Delight 2

Supair introduced the Delight 2 paragliding harness at the Coupe Icare in France. JC Skiera from the company talks us through it. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014: ASI XC vario and GPS

Coupe Icare 2014: ASI XC vario and GPS

Jan Lais introduces the ASI XC Bluetooth vario and GPS at the Coupe Icare 2014, France. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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Coupe Icare 2014: Oudie droplet

Coupe Icare 2014: Oudie droplet

Naviter owner Andrej Kolar introduces the Oudie Droplet vario/GPS designed for hang glider pilots at the Coupe Icare 2014. • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Subscribe to Cross Country. Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home





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